What age is appropriate to have a rhinoplasty?

What is the recommended age for rhinoplasty?

Mrinal Supriya discusses the best age group to receive rhinoplasty.

Laura Livesey: I’m here today with Mr Mrinal Supriya, who is an ENT consultant who specializes in facial cosmetic surgery. Today we’re going to be talking about rhinoplasty.

So, welcome. Mr Supriya, can you tell us what the most common age that people come to you for rhinoplasty is? I’ve seen a lot of talk of young women that are maybe not happy with the nose that they have. What is the most common age people come to you?

Mrinal Supriya: Yep, so I get a lot of question regarding the age after which you can have a rhinoplasty. As a general rule, once the development of the facial skeleton and the bone is complete, you can have a rhinoplasty. That usually translates to the age of 15 to 16 in girls and a year or two after that for boys. Anyone above that age can have a rhinoplasty done.

As a general rule, once the development of the facial skeleton and the bone is complete, you can have a rhinoplasty.

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The other thing to consider is, if you are involved in contact sports – be it rugby, boxing or football – where there is a significant risk injury to your nose, it is best to delay the surgery after that phase of your life is over, for obvious reasons. If you have surgery and then you fracture your nose again, you will be back to square one. As long as you fulfil these two things, you can have rhinoplasty at any age, from an early age to even later in your life.

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Mr Mrinal Supriya | Facial Cosmetic Surgeon


About the expert

Mr Mrinal Supriya is a Consultant ENT Head and Neck Surgeon with a special interest in facial cosmetic surgery. He is among 30 cosmetic surgeons who are members of the Royal College of Surgeons’ voluntary registration scheme – a professional body that works to advance surgical practice and patient care.

Mr Surpriya has previously worked in top hospitals around the world including the UK, Australia and the USA. He has also spent time with Dr Andrew Jacono who has been named one of the top plastic surgeons in the USA.
In the UK, Mr Supriya has worked as an ENT Consultant at Northampton General Hospital & St. George’s University Hospital, London as well as Ninewells University Hospital, Dundee.

Mr. Supriya’s clinical interests are minimal-access facial cosmetic procedures with a further expertise in Deep Plane Facelift and Rhinoplasty. By focusing his cosmetic practice solely to the face, Mr Supriya has developed super-specialised skills and achieved extremely reliable results with high patient satisfaction.

Mr. Supriya is able to provide comprehensive expertise that can only come from super specialisation: eyelid rejuvenation, nose job, endoscopic brow, face and neck lift, lip rejuvenation, cheek rejuvenation, ear surgery, chin surgery, buccal fat pad resection and skin treatments.

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